understanding your skin

How to Make the Most of Your Facial

How you care for your skin before and after your regular treatments is almost as important as the treatment itself! Our skin needs different attention around the time of your facial, so to make sure you’re getting the best results possible, follow our pre, and post-facial timeline below.

5 days before

If your regular routine includes any retinol or exfoliating acids, stop applying them 5 days before. The ingredients in these products limit what we are able to do in the treatment so taking a break from them ensures that your facial is as effective as it can be! If you are not sure about any of your products, email us a snap of your routine and we will be able to advise what and what not to use.

The morning of

On the day of your facial, keep it simple! Cleanse, hydrate, apply day cream and SPF. If you’re wearing make-up, there’s no need to take it off before the treatment as we will do this in the cleansing process.

The evening after

Cleanse and apply a hydrating and soothing cream. All of the products we used in your treatment are working their magic so there’s no need to apply any actives or exfoliators at this time. Changing your pillowcase to a fresh one is a great way limit the number of bacteria that can reach your lovely post-treatment skin.

For the 2 days after your treatment

This is when your skin is still very fresh due to the exfoliating process so try not to touch your face as this can cause breakouts and irritation.

 Keep it cool for these 2 days – avoid any hot showers, saunas, or exercise classes if you can as these can heat up the skin and cause inflammation- what better excuse for an evening in!

5 days post treatment

If you haven’t had any needling, you can start using your acids and retinols again 5 days post treatment unless otherwise advised by your therapist. For any needling treatments, wait 7 days to ensure skin is totally healed and ready to accept these products safely!

Et voila! Getting into this routine before and after your regular facials means that your skin will reap all the rewards of our treatments.

 For more aftercare advice, keep an eye out for our aftercare email that we send after every treatment you have with us or get in touch and one of the team will be able to assist!

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